Arts, Beats & Eats is a monthly networking mixer in the city of Philadelphia that contributes to the well-being of society through health initiatives and community service efforts. Arts, Beats & Eats is an event where individuals can grow personally and professionally. Monthly themes focus on “giving back” through toy, book, clothing and food drives. Other themes surround educating our guest on health, political and social ills that plague our community. Individuals are able to enjoy live art, spoken word and fine music while shopping different local vendors.
This months focus is “Breast Cancer Awareness”. Last year our organization assembled over 200 individuals to help raise awareness. Attendees supported the cause by wearing the traditional pink ribbon and other creative fabrics. This year we hope to generate more individuals as we include our Walk and Flag football game at Roxborough High School Football field. The walk will begin at 9:00 am. Please spread the word and come help support this movement.
ARTS BEATS & EATS will take place at Primo Bacio Ristorante (8460 Limekiln Pk) Towers At Wyncote. 7pm-11pm
Purchase online tickets here http://artsbeatseats.eventbrite.com/
“A King should always travel in style”
I recently had the opportunity to test drive a 2011 Jeep Compass for a week for being a influential blogger in the city of Philadelphia. When I first saw the car I thought to myself “Soccer Dad” but I soon came to realize that that wasn’t the case.
The Jeep XP is in fact a smooth ride and it is very good on gas with 23 City and 27 Highway mpg. I would know this because I put 350 miles on it. Throughout the week, the Jeep Compass came in handy with storage and getting me from meetings and photoshoots. I also received a lot of compliments on how nice the car was and how it complemented my fly.
With the help of Sammy Tarantino I was able to capture my experience with my first video on K.R.T. below. – K.R.T.
One goal that many people have is to be recognized in their craft and be noticed for their creativity. Since fashion is one of the many things I love and am dedicated to, it is an honor to be photographed by the world’s top men’s fashion magazine’s GQ. While this is not my first time on GQ, it is still thrilling to be included among so many stylish men, fashion professionals and to be in the consideration set of stylish gentlemen.
Attending NYFW, the difference between this season and last season is that people knew my name & brand rather then just my face. It also bought up thoughts of the GQ article on Worst Dressed Cities in America and Philadelphia being #6. I am not only representing myself when I travel but for all the stylish people that come from Philadelphia and all the men around the world who may not get the recognition they deserve. This street style photo is only the start for many collaborations, my fashion career and furthering the Kings Rule Together mission. - K.R.T.
Outside of the lincoln center with fellow blogger Josh Kissi of Street Etiquette.
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“The best fashion show is definitely on the street” ~Bill Cunningham
One of the most common questions people ask me when I’m getting interviewed is “What inspires You”. I simply reply everyday people. I’m a risk taker in my style and I like to see others do the same with their style. Coming to New York fashion week with so many people from all over the world was really inspiring and it was great to see so many people take risks with their style. Check out some of the stylish people I captured at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012. – K.R.T.
Featured in Uptown Magazine‘s street style section.
The Kanas City, Missouri designer Jeremy Scott show at Milk Studios was the most interesting and outrageous out of all the shows I attended for New York fashion week. The room was filled with many playful outfits and the audience was treated to gifts as they took their seat. When many brands were leaning towards Native American themes for their line, Jeremy Scott decided to go western with an inspiration of cowboys & video games.
Cowhides and cactus prints is something new to me, but I liked it. While I may not wear most of these clothing the way they are displayed I do see the uniqueness in them. All in all the Jeremy Scott show opened up my mind to being more adventurous and having a good time in my style. – K.R.T.
Check out the pictures I took at Jeremy Scott S/S12 collection.
Designer Jeremy Scott
Chap jeans for men! I don’t know about that but it was interesting to see. What do you think?
“What you use to carry your belongings speaks volume”
I think men are starting to realize how important a bag is. The stereotype of it being considered a women’s accessory is being thrown out of the window. Having a bag to carry your everyday essentials is key, not only for keeping your pockets from bulging but to compliment your outfit with the silhouette of this functional accessory. – K.R.T.
Check out pictures of the stylish men and their bags and don’t forget to check out the last Street Kings: Bag Edition
Being that Diesel Black Gold is a clothing line I actually wear I was intrigued to see what their Spring/Summer 2012 collection would look like. At the Diesel Black Gold show metallics were in heavy use particularly in short-sleeve jackets and lamé pants. Neutral blue, khaki and blacks anchored the collection and each model showed us how to work a sandal into your spring/summer wardrobe. Check out the pictures I took of the Diesel Black Gold Spring/Summer 2012 show. – K.R.T.
What do you think about this collection?
“The man behind the lens”
During my NYFW journey I noticed an abundance of stylish photographers. It seems as though none of them overdid their style for fashion week and were more effortless and they stayed consistent throughout the days. With the focus away from being captured these street kings captured the essence of the street style during this fashion filled week. Check out a few of some of the stylish photographers of NYFW. – K.R.T.
Do you recognize any of these Photographers?
Luella Mink & myself. Picture taken with her Polaroid camera. Looks like we’re from the 80′s.
Outside of The Brooklyn Circus with Keino Benjamin. I see him so much that it was Kings Recognize King. Check his feature out in latest issue by Ebony called “The Gentlemans Club”.
This picture was taken for a site called Ny.racked.com.
A Kings Wardrobe Description:
- Cazel Glasses
- Surrealist vintage shirt
- Vintage belt
- Dark denim Naked & Famous jeans
- Vintage Red Slippers
What do you think about my outfit?
The southern designer Billy Reid had a amazing standing room-only presentation at Milk Studios for New York Fashion Week. Billy Reid has won both the CFDA/GQ Best New Menswear Designer in America award and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award which has increased his popularity from the last season. I personally like this collection because he seamlessly blends formal & casual Fall wear together. His easy and effortless collection was full essential wardrobe pieces like chino slacks, loose cardigans and lightweight blazers; all must-have staples for any King. - K.R.T.
(Photos via GQ)
The Andrew Buckler Spring/Summer 2012 show had to be one of my favorite shows of NYFW so far. Seems as through everybody from Nickelson Wooster, Singer Miguel & fellow male bloggers Josh & Travis of Street Etiquette were all eager to see Andrew Buckler’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. It was exciting watching the many stylish people walk up to attend this menswear show in the Meat Packing District. This was my first time attending a Buckler show and looking at previous shows I knew I didn’t want to miss it.
Launched in 2001, Buckler has stayed true to its original aesthetic: English Bloke meets New York. The designs are tailored, versatile, masculine and sexy, brought to life with quality textiles from the U.S. and Italy. Buckler sells throughout the US, Canada & UK and on April 12th, 2005 Andrew made New York’s Meatpacking District the home for his first flagship store. Three more locations have opened their doors since.
Buckler is a menswear line which melds the roguish American icon with a Brit edge. Designer Andrew Buckler disregards the universal monotony which plagues menswear, evading uniformity by superimposing eccentric undertones with classic silhouettes.
Check out some of the many looks I captured at the Andrew Buckler menswear show. - K.R.T.
If you’re ever in the New York area be sure to check out the Andrew Buckler store:
13 Gansevoort Street
New York NY 10014 USA
Every first Sunday of the month Shaheed Rucker of Changemakers Org & Gianni Lee of Babyloncartel & myself host a social mixer called Arts, Beats & Eats. We like to bring out the best in our attendees from choices of music, conversation & even style. So I have been featuring the best dressed male every Sunday on my blog for a style feature called ABE Best Dressed Spotlight (Check out last month’s winner Zombie Flyed Nation).
This contest is not necessarily a competition just another way to get the gentleman who attend to to step it up and come dressed appropriately. Having a room of stylish men is a bit challenging to just pick one so I have to judge on many things including originality, style, swagger and consistency.
This month winner was also 1 part of the spoken word artist duo that night. Luis Marrero is the CEO of Voices In Power ” We are only heard if we speak”. Currently they hold a poetry slam at The HeadHouse every third Sunday from 6:30-9:00pm. He has been also falling into hosting many arts events in Philadelphia along the lines of sound and images. Check out Luis Marrero’s style & detail shots captured below. – K.R.T.
Luis’ Wardrobe Description:
- Hat: Urban Outfitters
- Blazer: ASOS
- Shirt: J.Crew
- Tie: Vintage
- Pants: Levis 511 Cords
- Boots: Ariat
- Tie Clip: Ebay
- Pocket Square: BeautiesLTD.com
- Belt: H&M Suspenders
- Watch: Timex
- Leather Bracelet: ASOS
Be sure to check us out next month. Arts Beats & Eats “Breast Cancer Awareness”
10.2.11 – Primo Bacio – Towers At Wyncote – 8460 Limekiln Pk – 7pm-11pm
Each month our network of young artist & young professionals assemble to contribute to various causes that are not only beneficial to their careers but the community as well. This Arts Beats & Eats was dedicated to bringing in school supplies for children in need to help them start the school year off right. Under a cool atmosphere of good music, art, vending and good people our organization along with our supporters made that happen. Together we collected loads of school supplies to help children for the academic school year.
Each 1st sunday of the month we share ideas, laughs and crafts at Primo Bacio Ristorante. We look forward to the month of October where we will dedicate our energy towards “Breast Cancer Awareness”. – K.R.T.
Arts Beats & Eats “Breast Cancer Awareness”
10.2.11 – Primo Bacio – Towers At Wyncote – 8460 Limekiln Pk – 7pm-11pm
Photos by Lamont D Nyce